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Rail Components Catalog Freight Car Products Brakes-Empty/Load Devices

Rail Industry Component:
Amsted Rail - Brakes: Body-Mounted Empty/Load Devices

Amsted Rail - Brakes

Ellcon Models 6200-5B, 6200-5/30B, 6200-50/50B and 6200X-40B empty/load devices directly sense whether a car is loaded or empty and proportions the brake cylinder accordingly. The 6200-5B, 6200-5/30B and 6200-50/50B are downstream models and the 6200X-40B is an upstream model. The 6200-5B and 6200-5/30B are 60 percent proportioning, the 6200-50/50B is 50 percent proportioning, the 6200X-40B is 40 percent proportioning and the 6200X-30B is 30 percent proportioning. The 6200-5/30B is supplied for replacement only. They are used for bulk commodity cars. No adjustments are needed to compensate for truck wear or spring sag. Rock-and-roll movements do not affect the units, the company says. There is only one piece to mount and maintain.